A little over 2 years in the making we are finally getting our chance to see the culmination of the Netflix cinamatic universe with The Defenders. There has been some ups (Daredevil,Jessica Jones and Luke Cage) and there has certainly been some downs ( All of Iron Fist) but we are finally at the point that everyone was waiting for. So the big question is was the wait worth it?
Unfortunately we will not get an answer to that question in the first episode. The first episode of The Defenders feels more like a prologue to all the previous seasons of the Netflix. Giving you glimpses into everyone’s life a little after everything that happened to them. This would be a good thing but the problem with telling these shorter stories is that some of them aren’t compelling. Do we really care what Danny Rand was doing before Defenders? And apparently Matt Murdock was doing nothing because he has given up on being Dardevil.
Don’t get me wrong there is a lot to be excited for in this episode. There is a sense of coolness in not only seeing characters you love reunited ( Matt and Karen ) but seeing characters from the other shows interact with each other is a welcome treat too. While it didn’t happen too much in this episode the times that it did were worth it. Overall a solid first episode that’s really lite on the action but seems to be building to something bigger.